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Braves expected to announce coaching staff change next week, per report

Even if Snitker returns, changes are apparently coming to the Braves’ coaching staff.

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There has been plenty of talk surrounding the Atlanta Braves, manager Brian Snitker and the rest of the coaching staff as the 2017 season winds down.

The Braves may not make a decision on whether or not to pick up the 2018 option in Snitker’s contract until after the season but the team is expected to announce at least one change to the coaching staff next week according to a report by’s Mark Bowman.

Regardless of whether Snitker returns, the Braves are expected to announce at least one change to their coaching staff next week.

Bowman doesn’t speculate about what that change might be, but Ken Rosenthal reported earlier this week that bench coach Terry Pendleton and first base coach Eddie Perez could be in jeopardy.

Per the report, Snitker is considered likely to return but the Braves want to enough time to evaluate what external options become available after the season ends. Interesting that Bowman says third base coach Ron Washington is the only “legitimate internal candidate” and makes no mention of Bo Porter.

The Braves have until the end of the World Series to make a decision on Snitker but it doesn’t seem like taking that much time will be necessary. The season may end on Sunday, but it probably won’t take long for the offseason to truly begin.

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